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How it Works

Des Moines BCycle is world class Bike Share system that features over 120 bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown Des Moines. There is no better way to experience a neighborhood than on a bicycle! Des Moines BCycle gives you access to all of Des Moines has to offer!


Buy a Pass

Des Moines BCycle offers Single Trips available directly at the stations. Credit card required.

30 Day and Annual Memberships are available online and on the mobile app. Credit card and registration required.



Checkout a Bike 

Make sure to inspect the bike before checkout. Check for flat tires, squeeze both brake levers and adjust the seat height.

Use the kiosk screen

Choose your bike and complete your transaction using the kiosk touch-screen. When prompted enter the dock number of the bike your wish to checkout. If you are a 30 Day or Annual member and do not have your card, you can still get a bike by verifying your identity at the kiosk. 

Use the BCycle mobile app

Download the BCycle mobile app and create and account. Puchase a membership and checkout a bike directly on your mobile device.




Go for a Ride

Ride cool, be safe

Strap on your helmet and go! Yield to pedesrians. Obey traffic signals. Always ride in the direction of the traffic. Be smart and allway follow the rules of the road. 

Where will you go? 

Ride to work, get some fresh air, grab some lunch, explore. Go where you want, when you want!

Return to any Station 

Pick a station, any station 

Return your bike to any B-station by rolling it into an available dock. You will see a flashing green light and hear the dock beep three times to confirm it’s been properly locked. You're done!

Station full?

Follow the instructions at the station kiosk to extend your time for an additional 15 minutes so you can
locate a nearby station with available docks.

Pro tip: check the before you ride to make sure the station you are going to has space available.

Use the BCycle app for easy navigation

Play Store App Store

How it Works

  1. Purchase a membership.

  2. Choose a bike.

  3. Grab your bike and go.

  4. Park your bike at any Des Moines BCycle station.

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